Posts Categorized: Life

Life / Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019

Becoming: Erin Jang of Indigo Bunting

If you’re just joining in, this year we were inspired by Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, our Book Club book for January, and focus on learning from women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our  of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more each month.

This month I’m pleased to introduce you to designer and art director, Erin Jang of Indigo Bunting. You may not have realized it, but you have definitely seen her touch on publications like Martha Stewart (back in the day! I knew every page!), The New York Times, Color Factory and more. Her work is thoughtful and clever, cohesive and highly edited. I look to her work as a pinnacle of taste. On a more personal note, I’ve been lucky to meet her in person and she’s a genuine and kind individual who lifts everyone around her. A true breath of fresh air. I’m so glad to learn more from her today. Take notes, she’s got some great advice!

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Design + Life + Projects / Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019

Floral installation tablescape

Floral installation on The House That Lars Built

It’s been warm(er) and sunny(ier) here the last few days and Mother Earth is teasing us for spring. Please tell it is so! We’re craving the fresh blossoms, sweet smells, and bright colors that come in the next few months! Bring on the garden parties, you know?  We couldn’t help but dream of future dinners on these Lenox Trianna Blush dishes framed by a gorgeous floral installation. They’re perfect! Classy, elegant and the perfect shade of pink.
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Design + downloads + Life + printable / Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019

March desktop calendar download

I don’t know about you, but I can’t start a new month without Monica’s desktop calendar. They’re a great way to track the year! March’s theme is a play with pattern on pattern. Enjoy!  Read on →

Life + Shop / Monday, 4 Mar 2019

Limited edition home goods with Meta Coleman

Meta Coleman for The House That Lars Built

You guys! We’ve teamed up with interior designer and stylist, Meta Coleman, on an exclusive limited edition line of beautifully curated home goods new to the shop starting now and while supplies last.

Meta is one of my dearest friends (and Jasper’s self-appointed godmother ;)–ha!) and it’s a dream to team up because she’s absolutely passionate about anything related to the home and how to personalize it to your tastes, background, and current obsessions. She is always one to push the boundaries and help you to look at how YOU see your own home and how you can make it different than any one else’s. Read on →

Life / Friday, 1 Mar 2019

March book club: A Big Important Art Book

Hi readers! March brings us to the start of spring (hooray!), but also a certain day we’d love to mention: International Women’s Day, which is March 8th. To celebrate the women around this world, we chose a book that does just that—A Big Important Art Book (Now With Women!) by Danielle Krysa. Creator of The Jealous Curator blog, Krysa is an author extraordinaire and talented artist herself. In this book, she shares the profiles of more than 45 female artists from around the world, giving us fabulous ideas on how WE can become artists as well! Depending on how long you’ve been reading with Lars Book Club, you might know that Danielle Krysa is a much-loved author here. We’ve read Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk a couple years ago, and we’re happy to feature another of her books this month! Follow along @larsbookclub and stay tuned for artwork later this month. Enjoy!

Head over to @LarsBookClub to enter to win a copy of the book in our giveaway!